Friends of the Nomad

Here is a list of the people who have helped Nat out on his journey so far, he offers his sincerest thanks to you all:

  • Family and friends
  • Jade Lisa Photography For the excellent photography provided. See her website here
  • Paul Dowson Mapmaker and maintainer extroadinair
  • Hayley Dunlop For helping Jon not mess up PR
  • Amie Hathaway For walking the first 20 miles with him
  • Andy, Fran and Hannah First night’s accomodation, a very welcome roof
  • The Joslins A bed for the night and a pub visit 🙂
  • Luke and Gemma A bed for the night in Hythe and the greatest sandwhich ever made
  • Barry and Elaine A bed for the night in the New Forest
  • Mike and Lowri A bed for the night in Bournemouth
  • Bill and Jo Evans A bed for the night in Wareham and a map! Also Wii games.
  • The Castle Inn, Lulworth A discount room!
  • Harry Hogger A bed for the night in Weymouth
  • Gordon and Bo For a lift from Golden Cap to the hostel in the dark and the rain
  • June Lord For washing the entire contents of the rucksack. Clothes, bags and even gloves. She got up at 5am to dry them!
  • The Lord Family A bed for the night in Exeter and a full roast dinner with pudding.
  • Tom Groom A bed for the night in Exeter again, and a rather super roast dinner
  • Murray Smith Last Man Standing legend and Kingswear resident. Picked Nat up from his camp, bringing sausage and chips and jaffa cakes, took him for a few pints, then helped him paddle over the River Dart the next morning
  • Kirsty @ The MillBrook Inn, South Pool Shelter in a hunger storm
  • Rosamund and Martin Herbert
  • Ray and Jane @ the Ashburton Arms, West Charleton An awesome free breakfast!
  • Briar Hill Camping A free place to stay and Mark for providing an awesome meal. Really appreciated both kind offers.
  • Dr David O’Brien A night’s accomodation in Plymouth, a spag bol, and use of his computer. Thanks Dave!
  • Simon Larkins Accomodation and a lovely news story in the local paper. Cheers Si!
  • The Jones’ (Craig, Trina, Callum and Katie) Accomodation, roast chicken, and four extremely nice people
  • Mum and Dad Continued support and also a week’s company through Cornwall.
  • David Manna Joined me for a week through North Devon camping and good company
  • Cadbury Sent 48 Cadbury’s Creme Eggs! Early birthday present and much needed.
  • Stella and Simon Crawford Washing. Lion Bars and company
  • Derek Ward Provider of walk goodies
  • Robert @ The Manor Inn, Croyd Free pints!
  • Mayfield House B&B Washing clothes and being generally very pleasent
  • Blair Lodge Guest House, Combe Martin Free sandwiches!
  • Alison and Philip Newberry Accomodation, food, company!
  • Paddy and Philip Dawson Generous donation to the personal coffers.
  • Ruth Manna Organised a B&B in Lynton for the night and supplied more Lion bars! Also supplied a welcome food package 🙂
  • Simon  and Judith Wood Accomodation in Weston Super Mare
  • Louise Steel Accomodation in Portishead
  • Russel Porter and Suzanne Jacques Accomodation, pasta and transport in Bristol! Also, route advice 🙂
  • Sam and Jo Accomodation and pub company in Cardiff!
  • Martin, Lesley, Gi Severs/Rhiannon, Harriet and Francesca Joslin The family again for the Nomad’s Birthday in Cardiff
  • John, Jayne and Christopher Three nights accomodation around Swansea area – can’t thank them enough
  • Helen Oakes, Richard, and Barry Nat’s hosts in Carmarthen
  • Morfa Bay Adventure Accomodation and great hosts
  • Andy Wheeler Walking companion for three days around Pembrokeshire
  • Chris and Sue in Trefin
  • Steve at Hamilton Backpackers
  • Rhi Knipe A whole host of help in Aberdovey
  • Ceri, Gwen, Neil and Eira Thomas Two stops for the night and great company
  • Gwynfa and Dave Greenough New landlords for a week on Anglesey! Can’t thank them enough for putting me up
  • Tom Greenough
  • Rosie at Conwy Cottages
  • Marian and Hefin Williams
  • YHA UK Kindly provided free membership to the organisation!
  • Cromwells Restaurant, in Irby, Wirral Lunch on the beach! And for raising a lot of support. Thanks as well to all that came down to the beach
  • Theresa and Tony Two days in Liverpool!
  • Rose Duncun For walking with Nat
  • John McKerrell Walking company through Liverpool docks and beyond
  • Jen Nicholls Company near Chester (and a little bit of walking)
  • Younger guy on the Fleetwood Ferry Free journey
  • Lancaster House Hotel and English Lakes Hotels A celebratory night in four star hotel for 100th day
  • Ruth, Mike and Rachel Baxter A roof over the head and some free lunch at The Coffee Pot in Grange
  • The Ship Inn in Kirkby Tony and his wife for free digs and a good evening’s drinking and BBQ
  • Mark and Jan Drury Spectacularly nice offer of their caravan in Salen
  • Gil Campbell All round legend
  • Bishops Printers Excellent print firm in Portsmouth who printed Nat 1,000 flyers.
  • Glenview B&B (Glendale): The Gibsons Fantastically nice people
  • Paul and Linda Wheatley: Caravan people, bloody lovely
  • Richard and Claire smith at Harbour View: A night’s accomodation and dinner and great company!
  • GeoVation: Supporting Nat’s walk through Scotland. GeoVation run challenges to address specific needs within communities, which may be satisfied in part through the use of geography. Find out more
  • Paddy,Phil,Christopher,Julie, Julie  and family in Hopeman.- Lift to Chris’ house, dinner and a night in a hotel! Not to mention the blister care and company.
  • Crag and Moor Camping gear
  • Premier Inn for a night in Ipswich
  • Andrea, Mat, Olivia & Alice for a night in Ipswich
  • The North-East family – thanks to you all
  • Down Court Cottage B&B


  1. Hi, I know we’ve talked about it before but if there any maps you’re short of for the home stretch do get in touch.

    I know you won’t agree but I have enjoyed your trip and will be sorry when you finish….fancy going round again? HaHa

    All the best, Mike

  2. When Nat gets to Portree he will be most welcome to stay with Clare and I. We can offer him sustance, a comfortable bed & breakfast and if he needs it we have a washing machine and tumble drier.
    Contact 01478 612069
    Harbour View Seafood Restaurant on Bosville Terrace.

  3. Had a chat yesterday evening with Nat as he was just leaving Carrick Castle to head towards Ardentinny. He should have found plenty of places with fantastic views over Loch Goil or Loch Long where he could pitch his tent for the night. We admire very much what he is doing. He will have some really fine scenery on his trek up the west coast of Scotland and should see plenty of wildlife. Best of luck Nat and well done.


    Nigel and Jane Richardson

  4. Lesley Severs, Nat’s Mum would like to thank all those people who have looked after Nat in his journey this far. I really appreciate knowing he is eating properly and his clothes are clean and he is safe! Thankyou.

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